Spicey vs. Spicy - What's the difference?

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The main difference between Spicey and Spicy is that the Spicey is a American political strategist and former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for President Donald Trump and Spicy is a taste.


Variant spelling of word "spicy". Adjective, spic·i·er, spic·i·est.

Sean Michael Spicer (born September 23, 1971) is an American political aide who served as White House Press Secretary and as acting White House Communications Director under President Donald Trump in 2017. Spicer was communications director of the Republican National Committee from 2011 to 2017, and its chief strategist from 2015 to 2017. During his tenure as White House press secretary, Spicer made a number of public statements that were controversial or false, and he developed a contentious relationship with the White House press corps. The first such instance occurred on January 21, 2017, the day following Trump's inauguration. Spicer repeated the claim that crowds at Trump's inauguration ceremony were the largest ever at such an event and that the press had deliberately under-estimated the number of spectators. After this statement was widely criticized, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said that Spicer had presented what she called "alternative facts" regarding the inauguration's attendance numbers. On July 21, 2017, Spicer announced his resignation as White House Press Secretary, although he remained at the White House in an unspecified capacity until August 31, 2017.


Pungency is the condition of having a strong, sharp smell or flavor that is often so strong that it is unpleasant. Pungency is the technical term used by scientists to refer to the characteristic of food commonly referred to as spiciness or hotness and sometimes heat, which is found in foods such as chili peppers. The term piquancy is sometimes applied to foods with a lower degree of pungency that are "agreeably stimulating to the palate." Examples of piquant food include mustard and curry.

Spicey vs. Spicy


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1. Adjective


1. Adjective

spicey (comparative more spicey, superlative most spicey)

  1. Archaic form of spicy.
    • 1806, Alexander Hunter, Culina Famulatrix Medicinæ (page 125)
      The English Cooks keep all their Spices in separate boxes, but the French Cooks make a spicey mixture that does not discover a predominancy of any one of the spices over the others.


1. Alternative forms

  • spicey

2. Etymology

From spice +‎ -y, attested since the 16th century.

3. Adjective

spicy (comparative spicier, superlative spiciest)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing spice.
    He prepared a spicy casserole.
  2. (of flavors) Provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar hot spices.
    This curry is too spicy for me. I can't eat it.
  3. (of flavors or odors) Tangy, zesty, or pungent.
    She breathed in the strong, spicy aroma.
  4. (of expression or behavior) Vigorous; colorful; stimulating.
    He is known for his spicy political commentary.
  5. Risqué, sexy, racy; mildly pornographic.
    I don't want my children to see the spicy images on this web site.

3.1. Synonyms

  • (piquant): hot

4. References

  • “spicy” in Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, volume II (J–Z), 1st edition, New York, N.Y.: Published by S. Converse; printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828, OCLC 999480247.
  • “spicy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • “spicy” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • "spicy" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • “spicy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)

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